OAKHURST — With a new production staged just in time for the haunted days of October, the Golden Chain Theatre (GCT) breathes life into the deadly, ominous tale of “Jack the Ripper.” The ghoulish melodrama will only be shown during the month of October, so GTC has chosen to add Friday performances to the usual Saturdays and Sundays.
The Golden Chain Theatre is currently celebrating its 45th consecutive season producing 19th century historic and melodramatic theater, “2 miles and 200 years” from Oakhurst on Highway 41.
Melodramatic is certainly one way to describe the theatrical adaptation of one of recent history’s most shocking murder sprees. “During the gloomy nights of Autumn 1888, a menacing presence lurked the streets of London,” say promos for the show, “Get ready for Halloween with the Golden Chain Theater and join them in Whitechapel where the ‘leather apron’ stalks denizens of the city. Saucy Jack is back.” The show is rated PG-13.
“Jack” will be performed on Fridays, Oct. 11, 18 and 25, with doors opening at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m. show. On Saturday evenings, Oct. 12, 19 and 26, the show will be staged with doors opening again at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m. curtain. Sunday Matinees will be offered for “Jack the Ripper” at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13, 20 and 27, with doors open at 1 p.m.. Tickets are $12 for general audience, $10 for seniors 55-plus, $8 for students age 13-18, $6 for kids 4-12.
For more information and to reserve seats, contact the theater at (559) 683-7112.
Visit the Golden Chain website.